Classifying Mental Disorders Into Types

What are the advantages and disadvantages of classifying mental disorders into “types” and maintaining such for clinical reference? Explain your answer. Well, one of the main disadvantages to classifying mental disorders is that they sometimes become self-fulfilling prophecies. Some of the classifications, such as schizophrenia, cover a broad range of symptoms and dysfunctions. In fact,... Continue Reading →

Moral Development During Childhood

How does moral development change for developing individuals? Does it change for everyone? Why or why not? Why do some people fail to develop basic moral values? Basic moral development can be impeded through early childhood exposure to neglect and abuse. I believe that the textbook labeled those people as suffer from reactive attachment disorder.... Continue Reading →

Models of Abnormality

Psychologists use several different models to explain abnormal behavior. These different models have created shifts in values and beliefs as well as improvements in clinical research. These differences in ideas mean that the different models are sometimes in conflict with one another. People who follow one model often point out where another model fails in... Continue Reading →

Questions to Learn More About a Person

Write ten questions you would ask to learn more about a person’s problems, feelings, relationships, and background. Let me put you in a situation. You are in high school. It is time for the S.A.T.’s. You have studied intensively for several weeks in preparation for the test, and now it is the night before the... Continue Reading →

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